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Facebook launches new sidebar status update to mobile app for iOS, Android

Facebook has launched a new feature " sidebar status" on its mobile application for iOS and Android , starting in Taiwan and Australia, wherein users can write an "away" message which will be accompanied with a picture icon.

By:ANI
| Updated on: Jul 13 2020, 17:44 IST
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Facebook has launched a new feature ' sidebar status' on its mobile application for iOS and Android , starting in Taiwan and Australia, wherein users can write an 'away' message which will be accompanied with a picture icon.

According to the Verge, the sidebar currently shows the most frequently messaged friends.

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Now, in a test that Facebook is running in Taiwan and Australia, users will see short status messages under their friends' names.

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The message shows up only in the sidebar, it does not appear in the newsfeed and they expire in 12 hours.

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